25 Jul Adult Writing Challenge: Classics Reimagined
By Laura Hoffman
Hamilton East Public Library is pleased to announce this year’s Adult Writing Challenge! The theme for this Adult Writing Challenge is Classics Reimagined! This can be a fairy tale, myth, or classic literature from any culture, just recreated in your own vision. The twist could be any change to the story’s characters, setting, plot, conflict, ending, point of view, or even a mixture of tales.
Adult writers can submit an original, reimagined classic tale as a short story for HEPL’s Adult Writing Challenge!
|WHO:||Adults living in Fishers or Noblesville (and/or Delaware, Fall Creek, Noblesville, or Wayne township)|
|WHEN:||Entries are due Thursday, August 31, 2023 by 8:00pm|
|WHAT:||An original short story|
|WINNERS:||1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive gift cards of $75, $50, and $25, respectively (winners can choose gift cards from a list of available retailers) and get a meet-and-greet with the visiting authors for HEPL’s Books Build Bridges event on September 30, 2023! The winners’ work will also be shared on HEPL’s website!|
- Only one entry per person
- Entries must be in the form of a short story
- Submissions must be original works and not plagiarized
- Entries must be 4,000 words or less
- Entries must include the author’s NAME, EMAIL, PHONE #, ADDRESS, TITLE OF CLASSIC TALE, and TITLE OF THEIR REIMAGINED TALE
- Entries must be typed and submitted via email to Laura Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entries must be submitted by Thursday, August 31, 2023 by 8:00pm
- Judges for the contest will be a panel of HEPL (Hamilton East Public Library) staff who do not have entries in the contest
- Submissions will be judged anonymously with only the titles of the classic and reimagined tales visible to judges
- Judges will be looking at the following criteria:
- 4,000 words or less
- Story is reflective of the theme – Classics Reimagined
- Organization and flow of the work
- Overall entertainment and readability
Winners will be announced Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Winning authors will be asked to return a signed permission form allowing HEPL to post their twisted tales on our website.
Just remember, you can’t win if you don’t participate, so what do you have to lose?! We can’t wait to read your stories! Good luck!
If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to email: email@example.com